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Living with US Litigation Intermediate Programme


This programme is aimed at those with at least five years’ experience in the Lloyd’s/London insurance market who work in underwriting, in-house legal or claims handling roles. 


Date: TBC
Location: New York, USA
Fee: £3,000 + VAT (excludes flights but includes accommodation and all meals)

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As a market, being fluent in the US legal system and all that it entails is vital to our competitive position and long-term prosperity.

This programme will provide delegates with a heightened understanding of US civil litigation through real-time, first-hand exposure to courts and experienced attorneys. Delegates will explore topics including:

  • claim investigation
  • coverage analysis
  • allegations of bad faith
  • expert selection
  • declaratory judgment actions
  • discovery including depositions
  • mediation
  • pre-trial motions trials.

Delegates will gain practical experience throughout the intensive five-day programme through the use of a specific ‘fact pattern’. This will involve participants walking through the various stages of litigation including the notification of the claim, the investigation and the lawsuit, and will culminate with all delegates participating in a mock trial.

Presentations will cover key topics that are important to consider when faced with these claims, as well as the disputes that can arise. The modules will be delivered by a range of expert speakers from Wilson Elser’s US offices.

Delegates will participate in group discussions and exercises, role plays and interactive scenarios taken from ‘real-life’ situations during each session. They will also build long-term networks within local and global markets.


The modules will be delivered by a range of expert speakers from Wilson Elser’s US offices.


There are 20 places available on this programme. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with one place per managing agent (unless further spaces are available once the deadline has passed). 


This programme qualifies for 32  CPD hours.

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The application process for 2019 has now closed.


"The programme far exceeded my expectations. Every day there was variety and interest — with the added bonus of a first-class and extremely generous evening programme. There was a unified spirit amongst all the attendees, which I wasn’t expecting. One of the best experiences of my professional career."

"I now have a clear understanding of the diverse US legal system, and, more importantly, the confidence to make decisions and develop strategy in a jurisdiction which on paper, and through reputation, may appear daunting."

"During the course I gained a detailed understanding of the processes involved in US litigation and now have the ability to look at different resolutions, as well as the confidence to voice my opinions. I made some great connections during the week and interacting with the other delegates in such a close environment has boosted my confidence, which in turn will help make my job a lot easier."

Contact us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the LMA Academy team at: apply@lmalloyds.com.